Top 10 Big Events for 2022 in Indiana’s Cool North

Indiana's Cool North has some big events; you know the ones you look forward to every year, and don't want to miss.  To help you plan ahead, and get them on your calendar, we've made a list of our Top 10 biggest events.  Everything from the county fairs to the biggest festivals and those weekly markets that draw huge crowds.  

Shipshewana, Middlebury and Nappanee – Shop, Dine, and Discover the World of the Amish

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Visitors love to shop for Amish quilts, furniture, food and other unique creations in this busy community where the Amish come to shop and work in horse-drawn buggies and on bicycles. Shipshewana, Nappanee and Middlebury offers a wonderful chance to learn more about the unique culture of people who live life faithfully and simply, without many modern-day conveniences such as electricity and cars. You’ll find it at the Menno-Hoff – the Amish and Mennonite Visitors Center, on buggy tours that introduce you to Amish life, and in meaningful stage performances with Amish themes at the Blue Gate Theatre.

Shopping and food take center stage in businesses large and small throughout the town, where you’ll find stores selling everything from Amish peanut butter and freshly baked bread to handcrafted cabinets and clocks. Bountiful Amish food draws diners to restaurants where tables almost seem to groan under platters of roast beef, ham, chicken, potatoes, noodles and other favorites. And then there are all those incredible pie choices. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from the first of May through September, the huge Shipshewana flea market offers everything from fine creations to curious finds.

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